Shamrock in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Legend of St. Patrick and the Shamrock
Legend credits Saint Patrick with teaching the Irish about the Holy Trinity by showing the people a three leafed plant called a shamrock. Saint Patrick used the three leaves of the Shamrock to illustrate the Christian teaching of the three persons in one; God, the father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17, the day of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside of Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. Here in Shamrock, Texas, our nationally recognized annual Saint Patrick’s Celebration is also the entire weekend closest to March 17. The Texas Legislature has declared Shamrock as the official Saint Patrick’s
Location. 35° 12.936′ N, 100° 14.931′ W. Marker is in Shamrock, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is at the intersection of N Main Street (U.S. 83) and E 2nd Street, on the left when traveling south on N Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Blarney Stone Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Shamrock TX 79079, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Blarney Stone Plaza (here, next to this marker); Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration (a few steps from this marker); Shamrock Water Tower (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Shamrock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shamrock Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tower Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Lela School (approx. 5.6 miles away); Nicholson School (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shamrock.
More about this marker. A picture of St. Patrick holding a shamrock appears on the right side of the marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.